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A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On Accelerated Reader

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'Accelerated Reader: Replacing Intrinsic Motivation to Read with External Rewards' photo (c) 2007, Wesley Fryer - license:

Many teachers are familiar with the incentive-laden Accelerated Reader program. I was horrified by it during the the one year I taught in a middle school where it was used.

I thought I’d begin a list sharing posts and article about the program, and hope that readers will contribute more:

What Kids Are Reading, 2012 – Why It Doesn’t Matter
is from The Reading Zone.

Mission Accomplished!
by Gary Stager appeared in the Huffington Post.

Krashen On Bribing Students To Read appeared in this blog.

The (Lack of ) Experimental Evidence Supporting the Use of Accelerated Reader by Stephen Krashen.

Reading by the Numbers appeared in The New York Times.

The 18 Reasons Not to Use Accelerated Reader

Racing, Striving, Accelerating, Winning, Yada, Yada. And Reading is by Nancy Flanagan at Education Week.

Here’s a video of Judy Blume sharing her thoughts on the Accelerated Reader program.

Does the Accelerated Reader Program help develop Lifelong Readers? is from Gathering Books.

I hope you’ll contribute more!

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

One Comment

  1. Thanks for linking to my post!

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